Why Summer Camp Is Important

If you are reading this article you are considering summer camp for your child, and looking for some insights as to whether summer camp is the right choice for you and your child. Maybe you are wondering what all the hype is about? Don’t kids just play at summer camp the way they play in a park? It’s a common question, and we hope to shed some light on why it is worth investing in summer camp for your child.

At Adventure Valley we believe summer camp is beneficial for all kids. No matter what your child’s age or interests are, camp helps children develop important social, emotional and cognitive skills. Best of all, children create memories that last a lifetime at camp.

So let’s start at the beginning and ask : What Is So Great About Summer Camp? 

As adults, many people look back fondly on the days of summer camp. They remember the thrill of building a fire with friends for the first time, or the carefree afternoons spent playing under the summer sun. Camp became not just a way to pass summer break, but a vital part of who they are. At camp, children grow, explore and learn about themselves and the people and world around them, and they have fun throughout the entire process.

Although each camp you research may offer a different selection of activities, all camps offer the opportunity to make friends, learn new skills and grow as a person.

Very relevant to today’s day to day, kids and adults are spending too much time in front of a screen. In total, children spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen, whether that be on a mobile device, in front of a TV or at a computer playing a video game.

Camp helps children connect to the joy of life beyond the screen. In all our camp programs, children will have endless opportunities to engage their minds in ways they’ll enjoy while reconnecting with the outdoors.

At camp, although structured, unstructured and creative play is a key ingredient. Having playtime, outdoors, screen free provides our campers with a safe space to explore, get creative and experience themselves. They learn to interact with the world around them, resolve conflicts, build negotiating skills and relieve stress. There are countless benefits to unstructured play, and it’s a fun way to make new friends.

Teaching our kids ‘21st century skills’ is what camp does best. Working creatively with others, Communication, Empathy, Respect for Others, Respect for Self, Social and Cross Cultural Skills, Leadership and Responsibility. These twenty first century skills are developed over a camper’s summer experience, and are at the core of our program design at Adventure Valley.

Camp offers many benefits to our kids, and to learn more on the topic and get a better sense of how exactly we do this, we invite you to read TEN REASONS CAMP IS SO IMPORTANT FOR EVERY CHILD.

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